Syracuse Orange Schedule in 2013-14
The Syracuse Orange are ready to hit the court this season to do battle with
anyone that dare step onto the hardwood at the Carrier Dome in 2013-14. The Orange have one of the best teams in the nation
yet again this year, and fans are hoping that the team can make a run all the way to winning a National Championship, just
as they did more than a decade ago. The Orange made it all the way to the Final Four in 2013 before being ousted out of the
NCAA Tournament, and this year's team looks to be even more talented than that squad. The Orange have a tough home schedule
this season, one that features a multitude of top teams that will come into the Carrier Dome looking to leave with a huge
victory. Fans will be there for each and every contest to cheer on their beloved Orange, though, which always gives the team
a great home court advantage.
The Orange have one of their biggest matchups of the year on March 3rd when they take
on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. This is actually the final home game of Syracuse's season, and it could mean a lot in
the ACC standings. It's always big to win the final home game of the season, giving your dedicated fans one last thrill in
person at your home venue, but this contest could have major implications throughout the conference as well, only adding to
weight it carries.
Syracuse Orange History
The Syracuse Orange men's basketball team is one of the most
storied programs in college basketball. With more than three decades years under current head coach Jim Boeheim, the Orange
have known incredible successes and seem to be in the mix year after year. With 5 trips to the Final Four in the program's
history, with 4 trips coming under Boeheim, the Orange finally broke through in 2002-2003 with the program's only National
Championship. Syracuse went 30-5 that season, even losing in the semi-finals of the Big East Tournament. They were ready,
though, when the NCAA Tournament came around, led by the tournament's MVP Carmelo Anthony. The team was unranked heading into
their championship season, but freshman sensations Anthony and Gerry McNamara proved to be just want the Orange needed to
get the long sought after championship.
Syracuse Orange Trivia
What is so special about the Orange's home
The Syracuse Orange play in the Carrier Dome, which is the largest collegiate dome in the country. The Orange
basketball team shares the space with the football and lacrosse teams as well. Because of the size of the Carrier Dome, the
Syracuse Orange basketball team home games can hold up to 30,000 screaming fans, which make for quite a formidable home court
Players for the Syracuse Orange
The Syracuse Orange have seen some of the best players in college
basketball come through their basketball program over the years. One player that really made their mark on the program was
Carmelo Anthony. Though he played just one season in Syracuse before heading to the National Basketball Association, Anthony's
presence will be forever felt as he led the team to their first National Championship in the NCAA Tournament era. Anthony
has gone one to star in the NBA as one of the most potent scorers in the league, something that he is well-known for on a
national scale. However, loads of college hoops remember him leading the Orange in a memorable tournament run that ended in
a tight victory over the Kansas Jayhawks in the title game.
Syracuse Orange Fan Traditions
If it's one
thing that fans of the Syracuse Orange love, it's rivalry games. One of the unfortunate parts of conference realignment, though,
is the breakup of some of college basketball's most storied rivalries. Nowhere is this more apparent than the breakup of the
original Big East, splitting up long-time and intense rivalries like Syracuse vs Connecticut, St Johns vs Syracuse and others.
The ACC is well-versed in rivalries, housing one of the best rivalries in any sport, Duke vs. North Carolina. As Syracuse
enters the ACC, they will be matched up against the Pittsburgh Panthers, a former Big East rival that is also making the jump
to the ACC. The Panthers have been quite dominant in the Big East over the last decade and Syracuse will try to improve on
their 4-10 record against the Panthers over the last decade as the two move conferences. Everyone knows that regardless of
what conference they are in that one of Syracuse's biggest rivals is the Georgetown Hoyas. For decades, these two elite teams
have squared off year after year in the Big East and there is certainly no love lost between teams and fan bases. The fans
for both of these squads travel well, so each matchup is intense and hard fought. Basketball fans all over the country hope
these two teams meet again soon.